Beware...

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Pat Lat, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Some hefty cutts spotted in MA10. This one was chasing bait when I casted to it, I thought for sure I was gonna have some coho fillets when it started doing a string of backflips. Then I got it near the beach and saw its profile. Textbook cutty look, not the silver little football I was expecting, I had the guy next to me verify it was a cutt before I grabbed the leader and snapped a shot of this beauty. So no dinner, but still a great catch. It fought harder than some of the pinks just not nearly as heavy on the lift but it put a decent bend in my 7. Just a reminder to make sure you have a salmon before beaching your catch, there are monsters lurking in the shallows. This one was pretty big, though I'm sure hes got buddies with a kype out there somewhere.
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  2. bugboy9

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    Man, that thing is huge!!!!! Nice Work Pat! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Fishee

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    Looks more like a blackmouth, either way. Beautiful fish!
     
  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I guess I can see how you might say that based on the spotting pattern, but no worries I checked the mouth;)
    blackmouth
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    cutty (correction Coho)
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    Pat -
    While not the best picture to IDF the fish to my eye it is not a cutthroat and most likely a coho (aka dinner).

    Curt
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I added one more pic curt. The last one is pretty definitive IMO
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Looks like a coho to me, but very nice fish regardless.
     
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    A cute coho that escaped the dinner table.
     
  10. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    no way guys, I mean I hate to challenge some of our veterans of the salt, but there is way too much yellow on that fish and it was slender instead of girthy unlike a 20ish inch coho. Are you saying coho because of the lack of spots on the lower half? And Ive caught a few rezzies, the always seem to shed scales really easily. I didn't bother to look at the tail for 100% ID, but thats only because I've caught tons of cutties over the last few years of fishing the sound. Or maybe Ive been catching coho this whole time.:)
    Can I get a second here?
     
  11. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    That's a coho.
     
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    Chameleon Cohoho.;)
    Jack

    PS Who cares. Really nice one, Pat. Next time look for the orange/red slash to be sure.
    You will have even better fish karma next time for having put it back.:)
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    Absolutely beautiful, whatever it is.
     
  14. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    howabout this? cutty.jpg
     
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